A Guitar in His Hand and God in His Heart

Being new to blogging, I’ve decided to ressurect some of my old work that’s been sitting in a file for many years. At some point and time, depending on how well this goes, and if anyone seems remotely interested in my writing, perhaps I’ll get up enough guts to share current day writings with the blogging world. For now, however, I’ll stick to sharing my old stuff.

I wrote this for a friend of mine I worked in youth ministry with several years ago…well, as I note the date on the poem, it was 13 years ago. My, time flies. David was an incredible musician and had a huge heart for God and the students we worked with. I admired his talent and his ability to “woo” a crowd just by playing and singing. I don’t know where David is these days, probably in Nashville (where I knew him) singing on a stage somewhere….wherever he is, I hope he is blessed and doing what he loves most and does best…playing and singing to a crowd…and drawing them in to know more about Christ as he does. (David, if you’re out there…this one’s for you!)

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12/19/96

He walked into the room

with a guitar in his hand and God in his Heart.

The children that knew him flocked to his side.

The others stood listening to the songs of praise played by

the man

With a guitar in his hand and God in his heart.

One child was taught by this man and invited to play by his side.

Unknowingly, memories were etched into his heart and mind.

The following day the children sang and some came to know the Lord,

through the words, prayers and playing done

by the man

With the Guitar in his hand and God in his heart…

I took a trip to Memphis with this man, my friend indeed.

The first stop he unpacked the car and to the house he did lead.

He walked into the room

With a guitar in his hand and God in his heart.

People that he’d just met saw a sparkle in his eye,

felt a joy from his presence, and didn’t know quite why.

They, too throughout the night played songs of fun and praise.

Through his gift of music, bonds of friendship were clearly made.

God’s message sent to new friends– surely unashamed

was the man

With the guitar in his hand and God in his heart.

Traveling on the next morn, was a mission for this man

he set out on prayers of faith, catching his dream was the plan.

Then given to the next family, songs of laughter that rang loud.

Autographs for the children?! Never seeming a bit proud

was the man

With the guitar in his hand and God in his heart.

I sat at his feet, and looked at this man, my friend, my gift from above.

Then studied all the others’ eyes and all I could think was “Love”.

God’s love possessed, God’s love is given, God’s love brings us together,

God’s love gave a gift to the man and it will be used forever

by that man

With the guitar in his hand and God in his heart.

One thought on “A Guitar in His Hand and God in His Heart

  1. “The Man with a Guitar in his Hand and God in his Heart” surely needs your brother to add music to it for our newest America’s Got Talent winner to use as one of his hits! Maybe you and Luke could collaborate and never have to borrow a dime for your Masters degrees! ; )

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